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Wearables News Clips for Monday, June 24, 2013

by on Jun.24, 2013, under Wearables, Wearables News, Webelow Wear News Clips

Webelow Wear News ClipsIn today’s news clips we learn about Mary Meeker’s wearables predictions,  the glove phone,  Sony and Arduino’s workshop, Adafruit’s DIY Citi Smart Bike Helmet, more light up shoes, and a wearables dog collar.


Mary Meeker Peers Into The Future Of Mobile, Wearables, and Facebook
New York Times

Mary Meeker Predicts Wearable Computing To Rise.

Mary Meeker Predicts Wearable Computing To Rise.

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. — Mary Meeker, the Internet analyst, has become something of a legend in the tech world for her annual Internet Trends report…Here are some major takeaways from her report: …

Wearables, Sharables, Drivables, Flyables
The last few decades were about the rise of the personal computer and the smartphone. The next few decades will be about wearable computing, like Google glass and fitness tracking bracelets, as well as new gadget categories like drones and smarter cars. That, in turn, will drive the personal data revolution.

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Talk To The Hand: No, Really, It’s A Glove Phone
CNET

Bluetooth enabled Glove Phone by Sean Miles of Designworks.

Bluetooth enabled Glove Phone by Sean Miles of Designworks.

…Sean Miles of Designworks in the U.K. decided that the true joy of wearable tech was a driving glove that you can talk into…He listens to his thumb. He talks into his little finger…Sadly, this is not a commercial project. The Brits have often found commerce a touch beneath them…He used a Bluetooth device, and the principles are as simple as the glove itself: the earpiece is in the thumb, the speaker is in the little finger.

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Open SmartWatch Project: Arduino Publishes Tool Chain (Alpha)
Developer World

Sony SmartWatch and Arduino parnter up.

Sony SmartWatch and Arduino parnter up.

Last week we told you about the Open SmartWatch Project, and during the weekend Arduino and Sony arranged a workshop with the aim to come up with a proof of concept for how SmartWatch could be setup to work in an Arduino environment. The Arduino folks have since then continued to work hard, and they have now published a GitHub project that includes an alpha version of a complete tool chain, including the Arduino IDE (Integrated Development Environment). This will allow developers to innovate with SmartWatch on top of Arduino’s toolchain.

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Adafruit Smart Helmet Guides Bike Riders With Arduino-Based Light Shows (Video)
engadget

Adafruit Industries ensures safe travels with the City Smart Bike Helmet.

Adafruit Industries ensures safe travels with the Citi Smart Bike Helmet.

Bike sharing systems like New York’s Citi Bike may be taking off, but it’s doubtful that many participants can find every station without checking a map. Thankfully, Adafruit has unveiled a smart helmet project that could help at least a few of those riders get to their destinations while keeping their eyes on the road.

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Viral Style: Light Up Trainers And Invisibility Cloaks
the creators project

Light Up Trainers And Wearable Technology Based Dog Collar

Light Up Trainers And Wearable Technology Based Dog Collar

The end of the academic year…mark[s]end of year and graduate shows for arts and fashion faculties. We’ve cast our eyes over this year’s selection and frankly we’ve been mesmerised by these light-up trainers from Central Saint Martins graduate Samuel Yang ever since…If you’re someone who’s super into organising and documenting your life via tech…then why not get your pet in on the act too? Ridogulous Labs have developed a collar that combines with a smartphone app to keep track of your dog’s diet, activities, location, and obedience training—right down to its, er, social calendar. There’s even a voice command option, as well as interactive games to work on its cognitive ability…!

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